Posts Tagged ‘volunteering’

Bhakti Seva Day

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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This year as ISKCON celebrates its 50th anniversary we are inviting everyone to render some extra hours of seva (service).

Over time, many of you have contributed tremendously by serving at our busy festivals, attending to thousands of guests and ensuring successful celebrations – all of which comes with its own pleasures and pressures. We thought it would be nice to have a day of service away from the festival hustle-bustle, so we can relish doing some outdoor service together.

Come and Experience the Joy of Devotion.

Date: 27th November 2016

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by prasadam

Main service areas: gardening, goshalla, farming, cleaning and maintenance.

Reporting area: In front of the main kitchen

 

Join us for a day of cleaning, gardening, and farming email your attendance to volunteer@krishnatemple.com

Bhakti Seva Day

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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This year as ISKCON celebrates its 50th anniversary we are inviting everyone to render an extra 50 hours of seva.

Over time, many of you have contributed tremendously by serving at our busy festivals, attending to thousands of guests and ensuring successful celebrations – all of which comes with its own pleasures and pressures. We thought it would be nice to have a day of service away from the festival hustle-bustle, so we can relish doing some outdoor service together.

Come and Experience the Joy of Devotion.

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by prasadam

Main service areas: gardening, goshalla, farming, cleaning and maintenance.

Reporting area: In front of the main kitchen

The following Bhakti seva days are scheduled for 2016
29th May 2016
26th June 2016
31st July 2016
4th September 2016
25th September 2016
23rd October 2016
27th November 2016

Join us for a day of cleaning, gardening, and farming email your attendance to volunteer@krishnatemple.com

Volunteer Fayre

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Come and volunteer this Janmashtami, and get the chance to serve Lord Krishna. Help us make the festival a great success!

Whatever you think volunteering is, it’s time to broaden your mind. Our amazing volunteers get involved in hundreds of ways – from stewarding on the day, to helping cook in the kitchen; from working in our offices, to manning the shop. Whatever your interests, whatever your talents, volunteering can be one of the most rewarding investments you’ll ever make so come to the fayre and join us.

If you have family or friends who would like to volunteer for the FIRST time, please ask them to attend our Volunteer Fayre and training on 20th July. If they already know which area they want to serve, then they can opt to come for the training and registration only.

Fayre and meeting the team leaders : 11:30 – 12:30

Training and registration : 12:30 – 2 pm

Venue: Tent (Janmastami Krishnaland/ children’s area)

PS – This training is compulsory for all new volunteers and also those who have volunteered in 2012 and prior.

If you have volunteered before please get in touch with your team or email us for training and registration dates.

Please visit our website for further details and regular updates.

http://volunteer.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/volunteer-fayre-20th-july/

Email:
volunteer@krishnatemple.com

Volunteering at London 2012

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Ajay Kumar and Sacikishore das were not the only Manor devotees to volunteer for the London Olympics. Arti Patel, a festival volunteer, was a ‘Games Maker’.

“My journey as a Games Maker began as soon as London was awarded the privilege to host the 2012 Games, “ Arti explained., “I thought there is no way the Olympics is coming to my country without me being involved! I have always loved watching athletics and the atmosphere in London during the Olympics would be too good to miss.

“In summer 2010 I started to get emails telling me that the volunteer selection process was about to begin. I sent in my application in September in which 250,000 people applied, so the wait was quite a long one! Since then I was taken through numerous selection and interview processes and in January 2012 I was offered the role “Event Services Team – Stadium Member-” for the Paralympic Games.

“My role was to welcome folk to the Stadium, get them seated and answer any questions.  So I could be placed anywhere helping anyone in the venue, from the mobility bus through to the VIP seating area, or I could be simply inspecting accreditation passes at a door.

“As soon as doors opened; it was a bit of a euphoria overload with the crowd joining in and sharing the emotion of the athletes’ performances – super success or downright disappointment.

“Nothing could prepare me for going on-site when the Games were in full swing. It certainly exceeded my expectations – the noise, the sheer number of people, the smiles, the camaraderie – even my fellow Games Makers getting the last train at 1am train were friendly and welcoming. The armed forces and the Metropolitan Police were fantastic.

“I have never experienced being part of a team with such a large number of people in which the energy was brilliant from day one, no one knew everything so using common sense and improvisation were required, but all the teams (paid staff and volunteers) came together around a common mission – simply make the Games as great as possible for everyone involved. I spent a glorious 7 days inside the Stadium so got to see a lot of the initial heats and just had the best time with new friends, watching amazing athletes and the great British public. It is genuinely like utopian bubble in East London!”